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Extract from The Land "Plant Telepathy"

WE can't hear it, but scientists are finding that in the apparently silent world of plants, a whole lot of communication is going on.

At the University of Western Australia (UWA), researchers recently found that seeds recognise "good" or "bad" neighbouring seeds - even when there is a plastic sheet between them.


And in the United Kingdom, researchers have found that plants also maintain sophisticated underground signalling networks through mycorrhizal fungi.

If a plant is attacked by a pest, the attack is telegraphed to other plants connected by the fungi. Those "alerted" plants can then produce repellent compounds ahead of the pests' arrival.

The new information helps explain why the long-established gardener's practice of companion planting, or the permaculture principle of planting in plant "guilds", has an effectiveness that goes beyond visible evidence of competition and community.

Heres the link to the article:
http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/cropping/general-news/plant-telepathy-breakthrough/2658462.aspx

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Oh Christ!!! This is all we need. Next they will be registering screams of pain from carrots being plucked from the ground and everyone with a veggie patch will get picketed by vegetable rights do-gooders!!!! Although what they will then eat I don't know. Rhetoric soup wont sustain them for long!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:


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HAving communication networks between planst kind of make sense - a neural network is only a bucnch of connected cells and there is no reason those cells cant connect via inetactions with cells from other plant material.

Havent you heard the acrrots scream robbo when they get plucked from the ground by their hair :o

heres the proof

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SkrYF8lCU

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harrr birds of a feather............

As I read through the article, that is exactly what came to mind -= vegie gardens being picketed by those who want to save the plants :)

..and just when you thought the world couldnt be anymore stupidly crazy than it already is :roll:

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I often wonder if there are people who dont drink water because there are microorganisms that are ALIVE in it ......

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saabman wrote:
I often wonder if there are people who dont drink water because there are microorganisms that are ALIVE in it ......


nah, the chlorine takes care of those!

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Arrrrrrrggghhhhhh!!!!!


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Oh guzzi girl :throw that is fantastic :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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